Vigilance Awareness Week programme at V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, concluded on Saturday.
The programme is scheduled every year to create awareness of vigilance activities to ensure transparency and accountability at the Central government offices and other public sector units.
A. Subbiah, Chairman of the Port, said the VOC Port was poised to handle 62 million tonnes of cargoes per annum in future with additional infrastructure facilities.
Collector Ashish Kumar said that vigilance was an integral part of management for continuous improvement. He said the VOC Port was playing a phenomenal role in promoting exports and imports and also contributing to the Indian economy. “Education is the key for the eradication of corruption. Every individual should be proud of being honest in discharging duties without fear or favour,” he added.
T.S. Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief Vigilance Officer presented an annual report of activities on the occasion.
A series of programmes were organised based on the theme “Participative Vigilance” during the week-long celebrations.
As per guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi, and the Ministry of Shipping, Vigilance Awareness Week was being organised.
Essay writing competition for students of various schools on issues of corruption and its eradication were conducted. Besides, slogan writing contest in Hindi, English and Tamil, elocution competition and essay writing competition for employees were conducted. Banners and posters on the events of corruption were displayed at prominent places on the Port premises highlighting the evils of corruption thereby exhorting all employees to have probity in public life.
The Collector presented prizes to the winners of various competitions. T. Shanmugasuntharammal, Private Secretary to Chairman, proposed to vote of thanks.